Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips defenceman Jake Christiansen has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending December 8, 2019.
Christiansen registered eight points (5G-3A) and a plus-seven rating in three games. Rolling through a four-game road trip of the Central Division with four wins, the Silvertips have moved back into first place in the U.S. Division with a 21-6-1-0 record through 28 games.
In his season debut Friday against the Swift Current Broncos, Christiansen recorded a goal and three points in a 5-1 victory. Christiansen scored Everett’s fourth goal of the game, assisting on their third and fifth goals as well. He was named the third star of Friday’s game.
Saturday against the Medicine Hat Tigers, Christiansen recorded two goals as part of another three-point night in a 5-0 win. Christiansen scored the second and fifth goals of the game for the Silvertips, once again earning third-star honours for the game.
Sunday, he wrapped up his week with a two-goal performance in a 6-3 win against the Calgary Hitmen. As the Silvertips scored five unanswered goals to take control of the game, Christiansen scored the third and fourth markers of the game for Everett. He was named the first star of the game and the first star of the night in the WHL for his performance.
Through three games this season, Christiansen already ranks in a tie for 15th in goals among WHL defencemen. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound product of West Vancouver, B.C. was chosen by the Silvertips in the fifth round, 105th overall, of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
Since then the 20-year-old has recorded 110 points (33G-77A) in 262 WHL regular season games, including 12 power-play goals and five game-winning goals. In 51 WHL playoff games, Christiansen has totalled 17 points (3G-14A), including one game-winning goal.
The Silvertips are in action next against the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, December 13 (7:00 p.m. PT) at the Moda Centre.
WHL On the Run Player of the Week
December 2 – December 8: Jake Christiansen, Everett Silvertips
November 25 – December 1: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 18 – November 24: Logan Barlage, Lethbridge Hurricanes
November 11 – November 17: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 4 – November 10: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers
October 28 – November 3: Oliver Okuliar, Lethbridge Hurricanes
October 21 – October 27: Jake Gricius, Portland Winterhawks
October 14 – October 20: Orca Wiesblatt, Calgary Hitmen
October 7 – October 13: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers
September 30 – October 6: Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
September 23 – September 29: Dylan Cozens, Lethbridge Hurricanes
September 20 – September 22: Bryce Kindopp, Everett Silvertips
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.